We are community

Penn State is a big place with plenty of opportunities to be part of the nameless crowd. Lutheran Student Community will give you a chance to be part of a community where people talk, listen and share the challenges and joys of campus life.
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Worship with us

There are plenty of opportunities with our community. Weekly worship is offered Thursdays on campus at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, as well as Sunday services in the morning and evening at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street.
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Need someone to talk to?

Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why our staff is here is so that we can provide emotional, spiritual, and other support to students when they most need it!

Alicia is available by email at ara2@psu.edu or by text or phone at (814) 360-0601.

Come as you are!

The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

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Calendar of Events

May 3, 2018
  • Evening Worship
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 3, 2018 - 6:50 pm

    Location: Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, State College, PA 16803, USA


    Gather in the Worship Hall at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center for prayer,song, scripture readings, reflection and community. You will find an easy-going style, welcoming people and worship that helps ground you for the challenges of life on campus.

    Questions? Contact Alicia Anderson, campus minister, ara2@psu.edu

May 6, 2018
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: May 6, 2018 - 11:30 am

    Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S Garner St, State College, PA 16801, USA


    Students are welcome at all of the worship services and events at Grace Lutheran Church!
    Each Sunday morning, worship is offered at 8 am, 9 am and 10:30 am.
    Students attend all three services, but you will find more students at 10:30 am (and 6 pm).
    You will find all the elements of a typical church service in a multi-generational community. Holy Communion is shared at each worship service and all are welcome to take the bread and wine.
    Contact Alicia Anderson, Campus Minister, if you have questions: ara2@psu.edu

  • Informal Worship
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 6, 2018 - 6:45 pm

    Location: 205 South Garner Street, Grace Lutheran Church, Sanctuary


    Come-as-you-are informal worship share by Lutheran Campus Ministry and Grace Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome and you'll find a mix of students, Grace Lutheran members and other community members attending.

    Worship leaders include musicians, pastors from Grace Lutheran Church and campus minister Alicia Anderson and both student and community volunteers. The service is about 40 - 50 minutes long with songs, prayers, Bible readings, preaching and Holy Communion each week.

    Dinner for students follows during the academic year.

    If you are interested in helping with music, hosting, reading the Gospel, sharing communion or something else, just let Alicia know - we'd love to find a way to include you!

  • Dinner after Worship
    Starts: 6:50 pm
    Ends: May 6, 2018 - 8:20 pm


    Gather in the Fireside Room after evening worship and enjoy a delicious meal! Conversation is relaxed and you will find a supportive & caring community, interesting topics that relate to your life, and more opportunities to connect.
    Vegetarians are welcome!

    Occasionally we will host a speaker, have a special topic or have a service project on site.

    Contact Alicia Anderson, campus minister, with questions: ara2@psu.edu